Kirkland Washington lies on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, a stone's throw from Seattle over the I-520 Evergreen Point floating bridge. No other city has as many waterfront parks on this lake as Kirkland. Tree-lined boulevards, a low-rise downtown, lanes of boutique shops and restaurants, intriguing outdoor sculptures, many position for public interaction, and people engaging in all kinds of recreation, give Kirkland a feeling of being permanently on vacation. Peel away the first impression of those "expensive" lakefront condos, and visitors discover what locals have always known-that Kirkland is an authentic, accessible, and affordable place to live, walk around, and play.
The locals from this city of more than 45,000 have avidly pursued their cultural, environmental, and recreational interests. Now, visitors from throughout the world are discovering what makes Kirkland a place of history, nature, and metro "lifestyling.